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golden tail ant

Optimal Temperature: Nest 24-28°C | Outworld 20-30°C

Humidity: Nest 50-70% | Outworld 40-70%

Hibernation: None

Diet: Water. Carbohydrates such as honey and other sweet foods like Ant Park Strawberry Sunrise Ant Nectar. Will also eat seeds, such as Ant Park Foraging Mix. Ant Park All-in-One Ant Food. Ant Park Complete Ant Food gel. Insects.

Colony: Monogyne (one queen per colony). Average 4000 workers per colony

Founding Queen: Fully Claustral (without feeding)

Sizes: Queen 14mm-16mm | Worker 5mm-12mm

Bite/Sting/Formic Acid: Nil

Difficulty: Intermediate

Description: Polyrachis Ammon are the most common Polyrachis Ant in Australia. Their abdomens are covered with beautiful shiny golden hairs but be careful, Polyrachis actually means 'many spines' in Latin, and these ants have small sharp spines along their backs. Care is required when handling them.

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